14. Pousada de Faro, Palácio de Estoi

Rua São José
8005-465 Faro

If you’ve always dreamed of staying in a pink palace for your honeymoon, than this is the place for you! Estoi is a small village in Algarve, situated between São Brás de Alportel and Faro. Hidden within the region’s typical houses and floral roads, you’ll find a Rococo style palace which appears to have been taken straight out of the story books from the times of kings and queens, with its enchanted gardens, orange groves and palm trees. The luxurious 18th century palace once belonged to José Francisco da Silva, Viscount of Estoi, and was opened in 1909. In 1987, it was purchased by the Town Hall of Faro, and in 1977, it was classified as a Property of Public Interest. The hotel design project was done by the architect Gonçalo Byrne, where contemporary meets classic. Along with stunning views of the ocean and mountains, this hotel has all the wellness commodities that a honeymoon requires: spa, outdoor pool, Turkish bath, sauna, tropical showers and a heated indoor pool with jacuzzi.